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Austin & Houston decimated by heavy rain and flooding
May 26, 2015 2:21pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Austin's Stevie Ray Vaughn Statue (via)

Hey guys, due to flooding in the downtown area, we are canceling tonight's show. Be safe out there.

— The Hawk (@mohawkaustin) May 25, 2015

Austin, TX -- our home away from home, one of the biggest music cities in the US, home of SXSW, ACL, Fun Fun Fun Fest, countless musicians, venues, friends and many great people -- was hit hard by heavy rains that caused horrible flooding all over the city and other parts of Texas and Oklahoma. As you may have heard and seen on the news, the flooding took out trees, cars, homes and businesses. At least ten people lost their lives and more are still missing. Animals were evacuated from shelters.

The North Lamar of area in Austin got particularly hit hard (check out video below).

Among other more important things, this played havoc with scheduled concerts. Purity Ring's show at Stubb's on Saturday (5/23) got postponed to Monday at Austin Music Hall (5/25) which, in turn, then got canceled. This Wednesday's kickoff to the free "Blues on the Green" series at Zilker Park (an Antone's 40th-anniversary celebration) is postponed till June 3 (Jimmy Vaughn and the "special guest" are still scheduled to perform). The Mohawk on Red River, as you can see in a tweet above, cancelled a show, though some places (like Scoot Inn and Shangri-La) went out of their way to make sure people ...

Yvette releasing 'Time Management' EP this fall, playing NYC shows and BV NXNE showcase before tour w/ Liturgy
May 26, 2015 2:17pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Yvette's 'Time Management' EP artwork

Brooklyn duo YVETTE will release a new EP, titled Time Management, this fall, which is their first release since 2013's Process album. That's the cover art (by Will Mebane) above and stay tuned for more details. To hold you over check out "I Don't Need Anything" which is from the Godmode compilation American Music. Stream that below.

You can also hear new tunes by seeing Yvette live. They'll soon be on tour with Liturgy, and while there are no NYC dates for that pairing, Yvette do have a couple local shows coming up. They'll play Saturday (5/30) at Alphaville with Eartheater, Dreamcrusher, and DJ duo Unisex (aka Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves + Fernando Perez). Tickets are on sale.

Yvette also are playing Godmode's official Northside Festival showscase which happens June 13 at Muchmore's. It's also a third birthday party for the label and they're part of an all-day lineup also featuring Courtship Ritual, Fasano, Fitness, Kill Alters, Malory, Motion Studies, Soft Lit, and The Present. Schedule and cover are still TBA. Flyers for those two shows are below.

Yvette have also been added to BrooklynVegan's NXNE showcase which happens at Lee's Palace on 6/19 with Foxes in Fiction, Holydrug Couple,...

Download Condo Fucks
May 26, 2015 2:17pm | StereoGum
Back in 2009, Yo La Tengo released Fuckbook, an album of scrappy, noisy lo-fi punk under their alter-ego Condo Fucks. And every once in a while, YLT will dust off that Condo Fucks name to play a set of covers. This past Friday, they played the Cake Shop, the tiny Lower East Side venue that … More »

Listen to Disclosure
May 26, 2015 2:05pm | Fact Magazine

Here’s the first official single from their sophomore album.

Disclosure have followed ‘Bang That’ with ‘Holding On’, a soulful house tune that features Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter.

Stream it below. Previously, the Lawrence brothers promised that their new album would be out before the year

Stream Communions Communions EP
May 26, 2015 1:58pm | StereoGum
Communions, a young band from Copenhagen, come from the same Danish punk scene that gave us bands like Iceage, and they've got some of the same chilly sparseness that some of those bands bring. But Communions also have gifts for melody and for woozy, spangly guitar sounds that make them unique in their scene. Last … More »

May 26, 2015 1:42pm | StereoGum
"Bang That," released on the first day of this month, was the first proper new Disclosure song in two years. But it wasn't the first official single from the follow-up to 2013's smash debut album Settle. That'd be "Holding On," the Gregory Porter collab that just debuted on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 … More »

Disclosure premieres new single
May 26, 2015 1:37pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Howard and Guy Lawrence of Disclosure made their epic comeback earlier this month with “Bang That”, the first piece of new music since the release of their widely-acclaimed debut LP, Settle. Today, the UK duo returned to Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 program to premiere yet another contagious club anthem called “Holding On”.

Dubbed the official “first single” off Disclosure’s forthcoming sophomore album, it features the velvety croons of Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter. According to the Lawrence brothers, the track was originally written by Howard, Porter, and longtime collaborator Jimmy Napes as a ballad for the piano. Guy, however, turned that low-key mix into what it is today, in a way “remixing” their own original song. Disclosure previously promised that the new LP, like its predecessor, would feature a generous list of guest collaborators; if “Holding On” is any indication of the star power to come, it sounds like fans are in for a doozy. Listen in below.

Poetic Justice: RJD2 and Sugar Tongue Slim talk
May 26, 2015 1:34pm | Fact Magazine

RJD2 came into the game more-or-less fully-formed.

Since his ‘June’ single on Def Jux in 2001, RJ has built on a solid foundation of expertly layered melancholy samples and signature drum flourishes. The sound has mutated into pop, rock, R&B and whatever else he feels like over his career — five solo albums, a few full collaborations with Aceyalone and Blueprint, remixes for the likes of Yo La Tengo — but RJ has always sounded like himself.

In the Atlanta-born, Philly-bred Sugar Tongue Slim, RJ found a partner in reliable quality. A slam poet by trade, some goading from fellow poet Black Ice and Jazzy Jeff led STS to transmute his accordant shit-talking skills into a totally respectable Andre 3000 flow. Working behind the scenes, he

Watch Run The Jewels Play
May 26, 2015 1:33pm | StereoGum
When Caitlin wrote about Miguel's live rendition of "Coffee" that was recorded for Jack Daniels' "Uncut" series, she mentioned that the next session would be with Run The Jewels. Sure enough, the duo recorded a performance of "Pew Pew Pew," a bonus track from their 2013 debut album, at Killer Mike's Graffitis SWAG … More »

Album Of The Week: Boosie Badazz Touch Down 2 Cause Hell
May 26, 2015 1:27pm | StereoGum
Back in 2007, the now-defunct booty magazine King sent me down to Orlando to profile the Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie. Boosie had a bunch of hits at the time -- tightly-coiled, exultant club-rap bangers like "Zoom" and "Wipe Me Down" and "Independent" -- and the editors' idea was that I should do a "most … More »

Stream Jamie xx In Colour
May 26, 2015 1:17pm | StereoGum
We've been telling you for a while that Jamie xx's understated rave-pop opus In Colour is one of the best albums of the year; now you can hear it for yourself. After sharing the immensely promising advance singles "Gosh," "Loud Places," and "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)," the xx's sonic … More »

Stream Jamie xx
May 26, 2015 1:05pm | Fact Magazine

The debut solo LP from the xx producer is available now.

Next week will see the release of In Colour, the first solo album from producer Jamie xx. Now you can stream the entire album through iTunes with special visuals based around the LP’s rainbow-inspired artwork. We’ve previously we heard several singles including ‘Loud Places’, which came with a bright, confetti-filled music video.

In Colour is out June 1 via Young Turks. It features guest appearances by Popcaan, Young Thug, and xx bandmembers Oliver Sim and Romy Madley-Croft. Listen to it now here.

The post Stream Jamie xx’s debut album In Colour appeared first on FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music..

At The Inn is a new NYC concert series at Manhattan Inn from The Hum curators (first show has Cassandra Jenkins & more)
May 26, 2015 1:00pm | Brooklyn Vegan
From the organization [Hypnocraft] that curated the collaboration series THE HUM comes AT THE INN -- an ongoing residency at Manhattan Inn, taking place this June through September on [mostly] the second Monday of each month. AT THE INN will explore the best of Brooklyn's music community in-the-round, and all performances will be free and open to the public.

HYPNOCRAFT has a serious fascination with the creative intersections in both the collaborative process and multi-disciplinary performances. Productions are primarily commission-based, working with artists of various disciplines with a focus on music, dance, film, and video art. HYPNOCRAFT's mission is to connect an eclectic scope of artists working in different mediums; serve as a platform for creative collaboration; bring audiences a whole new performance experience.

As the above quote points out, the people who brought you The Hum will begin a new series of free shows at Manhattan Inn in June. The first one happens Monday, June 8 with Pavo Pavo, Alpenglow, Cassandra Jenkins and My Bubba. It starts at 8:30 PM.

Pavo Pavo, who used to be called Plume Giant, recently put out a new single "Ran Ran Run," which precedes their album, Young Narrator In The Breakers (release date TBA). The band shares members with San Fermin and Sam Cohen's backing band, and some have collaborated with Dave Longstreth and Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic. You can ...

Parquet Courts @ House of Vans: May 23, 2015
May 26, 2015 12:55pm | CMJ

Memorial Day weekend in Brooklyn this year offered more than just BBQs and fireworks as House of Vans hosted their “Almost Summer” music series. For this installment, Brooklyn band Pill opened the festivities with the lead singer

May 26, 2015 12:50pm | Fact Magazine

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, a selection of our writers work their way through the new music of the week gone by.

With the way individual tracks are now consumed, the idea of what constitutes a single has shifted dramatically in the last half a decade, and its for this reason that the songs reviewed across the next pages are a combination of 12

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